It is a great site to read the history of our veterans. Not just the war but their entire life leading up to the war and after. You can look at interviews sorted all diferent ways. Branch, Alphabetical, battles,etc.
One way I look to find Armed Guard vets is buy entering the "Navy" division and when it lists the veteran names and ships I look for men that served on S.S. ships instead of U.S.S. ships. However, All of them are fun to read.
I have my own take on why it is important. Like many veterans my Dad (Armed Guard-career Navy) did not talk much. When he did it waas usually the fun stories. My Dad's generation not only went through hell during the war, they went through the Great Depression as kids. I think my Dad and his generation tried to shelter us baby boomers from the bad in the world. In turn I sheltered my kids just like my Dad taught me. I think the current generation sometimes get labeled for not caring. This is not true. They just don't know. Maybe they were sheltered from the bad stuff too much. It is very important for the remaining WWII generation to speak up and record history.
Look to your local University for a Oral History program like we have at rutger University. Take a look at the web page when you can.